I’m not one to really write home about any player’s performance in the NBA D-League, but Wildcat legend Aaron Harrison absolutely went off in today’s game for the Delaware 87ers in their game against the Erie Bayhawks.
Harrison had his rights traded to Delaware at the beginning of February from the Charlotte Hornets’ development league team, the Greensboro Swarm. Now, he’s starting alongside former Louisville Cardinal Russ Smith, making an all-state of Kentucky back court for the 87ers.
In today’s win over the Bayhawks, Harrison went for 30 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers. While that is a good line in and of itself, the real telling stat is that Harrison was an incredible 8-8 from three point land. A lot of players can go for 30 points in a D League game, but not a lot of players can go 8-8 from the NBA three-point line while being guarded.
Take a look at Aaron’s highlights below:
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You’d think people would know that you have to guard him a little better from the left wing, right? Just ask Michigan and Wisconsin what they think on that subject.
On top of Harrison’s performance, his backcourt mate, Russ Smith added in 17 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Those two guys led the way for the 87ers in their 123 to 103 victory today. Hopefully today’s performance is the beginning of Aaron Harrison’s path back to an NBA roster.